Funding organizations are becoming interested in supporting projects that will have an impact on more than one individual, department or institution.
Collaborations could be between two or more faculty members within a department, among different departments, across divisions or even between institutions.
There are several ways to find a collaborator with similar research interests.
Speak to your colleagues
You would be surprised how many research projects on campus would dovetail your project. Be sure to share your story any time you have an opportunity. The collaborative relationships will quickly begin.
Faculty Interests - COMING SOON!
The SRO is developing an Excel searchable spreadsheet where faculty will be able to search similar research interests within their division or the campus at large.
- Another way to is to develop a one page "nugget" giving a one page synopsis of your research activities. The Natural & Applied Sciences division has done this and it can be found at:
Natural and Applied Sciences faculty nuggets
Build relationships at national/state/regional meetings
It is crucial for you to get off campus and see what your peers at other institutions are doing. Attend your discipline's annual conference. Partial funds are usually available from your department or Dean.
Contact the Sponsored Research Office (SRO) firstname.lastname@example.org X7316
If the SRO
director knows your project in its early stages she is more likely to help you find another colleague on campus whose project may be related.
Use online search engines